Foundation Social Eatery opens in Roswell
The first restaurant from chef Mel Toledo, Foundation Social Eatery is set to open tomorrow on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell. Toledo, a veteran of restaurants in Atlanta, California and France, will offer a menu that draws on French and Italian influences and local and regional Southern ingredients. As for the atmosphere and concept, “I want this place to be casual, social, loud, and where you can get a well-executed, inexpensive meal,” Toledo said in a press release. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-641-8877, foundationatl.com.
Varuni-Napoli set for April opening
Naples-born Luca Varuni, a former pizza chef at the wildly popular Antico Pizza Napoletana, is set to open Varuni-Napoli in early April. The fast-casual Neapolitan-style pizzeria is located on Monroe Drive near Ansley Park. On the menu are three basic pizzas that may be customized with extra toppings, and three chef’s artisan pizzas with seasonal ingredients, plus salads, appetizers, desserts and Italian wine and beer. 1540 Monroe Drive N.E., Atlanta. 404-873-0000, varuni.us.
Villains Wicked ‘Paleo Pop-Up’
Villains Wicked Heroes is presenting its second “Paleo Pop-Up” on March 24 and March 31 in partnership with guest chefs Charles and Julie Mayfield, authors of the “Paleo Comfort Foods” cookbook. Main dishes include chicken and waffles or short ribs and dirty rice with sides such as fried okra, collard greens and loaded sweet potato, plus gluten-free beers and paleo-friendly cocktails. 5:30-10 p.m. 903 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-347-3335, villains.